The Advance Research Institute for Defence & Security Studies (ARIDSS) Meerut,under the Department of Defence Studies, Meerut College, Meerut is a research institute on Security Studies, Area Studies, International Relations & Social Science related research activities. ARIDSS is a non-profitable membership based organization. It is a governed by an Executive Council. The vision of ARIDSS is to join leading national, international, regional and sub-regional areas in conceptualizing various aspects of security and international relations special area of India (north-east) and (south-east) Asia. ARIDSS aspires to attract leading thinkers of social science, scholars, academicians, and media persons to deliberate on all facets of security and international relations. ARIDSS also regularly organizes seminars and conferences,workshops and guest lectures, and undertakes research projects on national security,international security related issues. Since its inception in May 2010, ARIDSS has evolved its activities and research. Publication of the ARIDSS research journal Suraksha Chintan commenced in July 2010. Suraksha Chintan received publication grants from I.C.S.S.R., New Delhi since 2012.